Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Pure coincidence?

They went from falling in love to falling out of it. What remained was a mess of broken hearts, longing, remorse and sadness. She took it harder than him. Then came hate, anger, bitterness. She worked really hard at the "getting over" bit, and eventually got there. He was less devastated, he saw it coming. Then came indifference. All of this culminated into casual and polite concern, and nothing more. From love to plain civility, the range of emotions successfully traversed half-way around the earth as they lived their respective lives on the opposite sides of the globe. By way of polite enquiry, they find out that they might end up meeting again, to live in that same city they once met in. Pure coincidence? The romantic in her wants to ascribe more to it.
The cynic in her is going to make sure it never happens.

15 comments:

Neihal said...

really like the way you've written it :)

The Smiling Girl said...

And the practical side in me says that they shudnt meet also... that is if this story is not fiction.. :)

Perspective Inc. said...

Nicely done..!

Sumit said...

No comments ;)

passerby said...

The world is a really small place.And yet most of us never get that one chance when we could just bump into our past.I would give anything for that once chance.And I would do it in style.With my head held high.To let them know, I have done marvellously well without them and are so much better of that experience that, that is all they are to me.An experience.

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

neihal,
thanks, me too. :-) hehe so much for modesty, eh?

SG,
:-) see label

perspective,
and thats coming from the story-spinning diva! :-) thanks

sumit,
:-) kya be?

hi passerby!
nice, I would not let the new development factor into my decisions..just go where I wanted to. But this character in my story, she's a different character all together. :-)

Satya said...

I sympathise with them. Cruelty of destiny, what else ?

IdeaSmith said...

Common enough story but that last line made it really special. Very well put!

M said...

uh-oh :(

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

satya,
i think it's just an interesting turn. not cruel. why cruel? :-)

ideasmith,
thanks. :-)

m,
i know! :-)

greensatya said...

Why cruel ? hmm difficult to explain on the blog. But it would make for an interesting friday evening discussion over a drink :)

qsg said...

God forbid if this complication were to happen in real life! Depends on the circumstances that the couple parted in, but, could be very complicated, nevertheless! :)

Sayesha said...

Pure fiction? I think not, babe :)

dee said...

okay, lets try this:

*takes deep breath*

whats your name?
how old are you?
what do you look like?
(and the classic) wud u like 2 b frand wid me?


*ducks*

*grin*

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

satya,
okaay! i'll remember this. :-)

qsg,
hmm-depends on how much one wants to let it complicate things...

sash,
nai? kyon be? i can't write stories? :-)

dee,
what was all that about?